Homemade Peanut Butter & Fig Granola {Gluten-free}

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Easy homemade granola with chunks of dried figs and a crunchy peanut butter base. 

Homemade Peanut Butter & Fig Granola {Gluten-free} - so easy and healthy!

I made a batch of this granola early in the summer.  The first day I made myself a bowl with yogurt and blueberries then proceeded to eat most of the chunks out of the leftovers.  Luckily the base was still good and when my sister said she really liked it I decided it was worth blogging.

Granola is so easy to make, but I don’t have a lot of self control when it is around.  Luckily in this batch I kept the added sugars to a minimum so it is fairly healthy.  Calorie-wise it is about 100 calories per quarter cup.


Homemade Peanut Butter & Date Granola {Gluten-free}

Makes 3 cups of granola (6-12 servings)

Adapted from Julie’s Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons natural salted creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned oats (make sure to choose a gluten-free variety if avoiding gluten)
4 dried figs, chopped into small pieces (about the size of a peanut)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 325 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Place peanut butter in a medium-sized heat-proof bowl; microwave for thirty seconds or until peanut butter is slightly melted
Stir in maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon
Fold in oatmeal and dried figs
Spread granola out onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes and remove granola from oven; toss on pan and place back into oven immediately
Bake 5 – 10 minutes or or until lightly browned and allow to cool
Store in an air-tight container up to two weeks

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8 Responses to “Homemade Peanut Butter & Fig Granola {Gluten-free}”

  1. Tracey September 3, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    So many awesome flavors! I love the peanut butter base plus the maple syrup and figs – putting it on my fall baking list :)

  2. Jenny @ BAKE September 3, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I love the idea of fig and peanuts together!

  3. Jennie @themessybakerblog September 3, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Granola is my weakness. I love playing around with different flavors. This recipe looks tasty.

  4. Sues September 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    LOVE the idea of peanut butter granola. LOVE it!!

  5. Valerie September 4, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    This is just what I need to help me undo the vat of pasta I ate last night! :D

  6. vanillasugarblog September 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    I just started (finally) baking my own granola last year.
    And I now want to try making some gluten free.

  7. Joanne September 5, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    So in a weird turn of events I literally DREAMT about granola last night. And now there’s this. I consider this a sign.

  8. Erin | The Law Student's Wife September 5, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    There is just nothing like DIY granola. It’s an addiction I have ZERO intention to cure ;-) Also, love the idea of adding figs! Nicely done lady :)